To: "SEAOC Newsletter" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: Re: beam splice - full pen weld requirements
From: Christopher Wright <chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 00 15:37:12 -0600
>If I get the welds tested, is
>anything else to worry about? I know that it is
>better to have a certified welder, but if I plan on
>testing the welds, is this required or just a good
>idea to make up for any shortcomings in the testing?
Better to use a certified welder. You can't test quality into a weld.
Testing won't pick up non-ductile welds, either. Using a certified welder
and correct procedures will also lessen the chances that you have
procedure-related defects to fix, if your testing finds them.
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com | this distance" (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)